One of the first things you do when you start a new job is your employer will have you complete some paperwork. One of those forms you complete is called a W-4 form. This form tells your employer how much federal income tax to withhold from your paycheck based on the amount of wages paid.…

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When the 2018 tax reform law was passed, it had many of our clients taking a closer look at how they did their taxes. While most of those changes went into effect last year, there are still a few things that will be different when you file your 2019 taxes that are due April 15,…

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Millions of people have hobbies, but when your favorite hobby starts to turn a profit, the IRS may consider it a business. What is the difference? The IRS defines a hobby as any activity not pursued for profit, whereas a business is defined as any activity done with the reasonable expectation of earning a profit. It is important for taxpayers to…

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Saving for the costs of education for your children is a daunting task for most taxpayers. The state of Indiana offers a tax credit that can directly offset your Indiana income tax for qualifying contributions. Effective January 1, 2019 the income tax credit for contributions made to an account that will be used for paying…

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The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) passed on December 20, 2017 was the biggest tax bill since the Tax Reform Act of 1986. As a CPA, this new act has greatly impacted my profession. One area of impact is on form Schedule A, where itemized deductions are reported. State, Local and Real Estate Taxes…

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With the filing season now complete for the 2018 tax year, many taxpayers may have noticed that the standard deduction pretty much doubled. The standard deduction was increased to $24,000 per married couple ($12,000 for single tax payers) with the new TCJA tax legislation beginning in 2018, which in turn created a much lower number of taxpayers…

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Lincoln Perkins, CPA   Mr. and Mrs. Roth want to accumulate monies in individual Roth IRA’s so they will have an income tax free source of cash during their future retirement. Unfortunately, their adjusted gross income is higher than the IRS limits and they are prohibited from making direct contributions to a Roth IRA. The…

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Many of you may have already heard, but for those who have not, we wanted to pass along the sad news that Ron Huth has passed away. Ron was a mentor, friend, colleague and all around wonderful person. We will miss him terribly. We would love to hear how Ron impacted your life so if you have…

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